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CESAR PUELLO, RF
BOOM OR BUST?
Boom or Bust is a feature on our companion site MetsMinors.Net, where we ask our minor league writers to sound off on whether or not they think a particular Mets prospect will be a boom…or a bust.
Puello is an electrifying power hitter with some interesting tools. Puello’s team leading seven home runs and 31 RBI’s (tied with Allan Dykstra) may not be that much of a surprise, but jaw dropping speed and superb base running instincts make him a dangerous base runner. Puello leds the Binghamton Mets in steals with 14. Although Puello’s outfield play is a work in progress, the B-Met rightfielder has a cannon for an arm, the kind of arm that makes throws that come with ooohs and ahhhs from the crowd. Puello’s is a free swinger who needs to work on hitting off-speed pitches. Even so, he is making steady progress and is a decided boom as a Met outfield prospect. Verdict: Boom.
Cesar Puello is an extremely talented prospect. He has an imp...
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A day after Mets prospect Zack Wheeler rebounded with a solid performance for Las Vegas, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports that the Mets are considering a variety of factors in setting a date for Zack Wheeler’s major league debut and he could arrive on the next homestand.
The Mets next homestand is the target, with the organization sensitive to...
In which direction will the streak-prone Mets go? After winning four straight against the Yankees, they turned about face and were swept by the Miami Marlins.
They are in Washington for the start of a three-game series tonight, but these aren’t the same Nationals the national media gave a bye straight into the World Series.
Bryce Harper is on the disabled list and Stephen Strasburg...
If you didn’t know any better, you would think the Mets only had two relievers in their bullpen; closer Bobby Parnell and lefthander Scott Rice.
On those rare occasions when the Mets need to protect a late lead, Parnell and Rice have been Terry Collins‘ first line of defense and his go-to guys.
For Rice, it has led to an NL-leading 32 appearances. That puts the late-blooming...
As part of the ongoing discussion on who should play for the Mets and who should be sent down, brought up, or traded for, one constant requirement remains: creating enough space on the 40 man roster to permit all these maneuvers to take place. For those needing a refresher, a team’s 40 man (or “expanded”) roster consists of all players on the major league team (generally 25...
Mets closer Bobby Parnell failed to secure a one-run lead as the Mets dropped the series opener versus the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Parnell, who has been one of the few bright spots for the Mets this season, entered the contest in the ninth and was greeted by Ryan Zimmerman with a double off the right-center field wall. Zimmerman advanced to third on a wild pitch...
Mets assistant GM John Ricco spoke to reporters and said that catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud is in New York this morning to be reevaluated by team doctors.
D’Arnaud, who suffered a non-displaced fracture of his first metatarsal in April, is still wearing the protective boot. The goal today is that doctors will find his foot sufficiently healed so that he can stop wearing...
Quite a trend that’s come over the Mets: a top notch performance, and no run support. It’s happened with Harvey several times, who has pitched better than his 5-0 record shows. Hefner has only just picked up his first win. I’m not going to sit here and say that he has earned an undefeated record, because he hasn’t. But looking at his appearances this year, he has...
Hen Ezra scored in the 52nd minute and set up Shimon Abihazira's goal in the 76th to lead Israel over Honduras 2-0 Sunday in a football friendly at baseball team the New York Mets' Citi Field.
Ezra beat two defenders and lifted a shot over goalkeeper Noel Valladares. Abihazira took Ezra's pass and chipped over Valladares.
Honduras is preparing for three World Cup qualifiers...
The Mets went 2-1 against the Nats in their first series this year. Washington is the only NL East foe that New York has a winning record against here in 2013. Game time is 7:05 PM.
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Now don't get swept by the Marlins.
— Metstradamus (@Metstradamus) May 31, 2013
I should know better than to put the whammy on my team. But if this team is susceptible to something as harmless as my whammies, then it has bigger problems.
Bigger problems ... as in the guy the Mets acquired for his defense misplaying a fly ball to center field costing Matt Harvey...
Last Night’s Quick Scores
Las Vegas edged out Fresno, 6-5.
Binghamton shut out Trenton, 8-0.
St. Lucie was shutout by Lakeland, 5-0.
Savannah dropped Lexington, 9-2.
ESPN has included the names of the other 20 players believed to potentially be facing MLB discipline, and Mets top-hitting prospect Cesar Puello as well as Ex-Met Fernando Martinez are among...